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Maria D.

Maria D.

Kansas City, MO, United States

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Empathetic, bespoke developmental editor specializing in YA, Self-Help, Historical Fiction, Romance. Tune in to the truth of your concept.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Historical Fiction Comics & Graphic Novels Self-help & Self-improvement Non-Fiction Dystopian Science Fiction Time Travel Psychological Thriller Thriller & Suspense Cozy Mysteries Mystery & Crime

Jon A.

Jon A.

Kansas City, MO, USA

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Professional book editor and writer with a soft spot for non-fiction. I'm also a frequent traveler and (occasional) travel writer.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Skyhorse Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Travel Music Humanities & Social Sciences History Geography DIY & Crafts

Elisabeth C.

Elisabeth C.

Iowa City, IA, United States

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Award-winning and New York Times bestselling editor of nonfiction and memoir.


Work experience:

  • University of Iowa Press
  • University of Nebraska Press
  • Freelance
  • Iowa Writers’ House Editing Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Religion & Spirituality Nature Travel Entertainment

Ann Leslie T.

Ann Leslie T.

New York City, NY, United States

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Experienced editor and agent in women's fiction/romance. I have worked with bestselling authors Sylvia Day/Julia London/Hank Phillippi Ryan.


Work experience:

  • Harlequin Books
  • Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Paranormal Romance Romance Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Middle Grade Children's Contemporary Romance Historical Romance

Alison C.

Alison C.

Kansas City, MO, USA

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Senior Editor at Status Quill. Specialisms: science fiction, speculative fiction, and fantasy. Edited fiction which won 2019 Pushcart Prize.


Work experience:

  • Pleiades Magazine
  • Status Quill

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Science Fiction Fiction Fantasy Literary Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction

Adam R.

Adam R.

Jersey City, NJ, USA

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14 years experience editing graphic novels at Scholastic's Graphix imprint, as well as picture books, Middle-Grade novels, and YA novels.


Work experience:

  • Scholastic
  • Freelance

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Humor & Comedy Young Adult Action & Adventure Picture Books Science Fiction

Griffin S.

Griffin S.

Park City, UT, USA

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Book Editor | Developmental Editor of Fiction and Memoir | Copyediting and Proofreading Services.


Work experience:

  • GS Editing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Action & Adventure Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Dystopian Science Fiction Fantasy Thriller & Suspense History Humanities & Social Sciences

Stephanie K.

Stephanie K.

Bedford, United States

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Don't ever fall for the trap of thinking you can be rigorous and academic OR engaging and clear--you can absolutely be both. I'll help you.


Work experience:

  • Keep Learning
  • National Center for Science Education
  • BiteScis

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Nature Non-Fiction Life Sciences Math & Science Children's - Non-fiction

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